Advocacy Agenda


To ensure physician payment appropriately reflects the value of, and effort required for, gastrointestinal endoscopic care. 

Payment Reform: 
To promote fairness and transparency in evolving MACRA programs including the Merit-Based Incentive Payment System and Alternative Payment Models.

Practice Restrictions:
To ensure access to efficient and appropriate care regardless of physician ownership or setting, including imaging, pathology and anesthesia services.

Ambulatory Surgical Centers: 
To highlight the value of endoscopic services performed in ambulatory surgical centers (ASCs), mitigate regulatory burdens and influence the development of regulations favorable to ASCs.

Colorectal Cancer Prevention:
To ensure colonoscopy access and coverage for all age-appropriate patients, eliminate disparities in screening rates, and promote U.S. Preventative Services Task Force approved screening methods. 

Government Regulations: 
To ease government regulatory burdens affecting the practice of gastrointestinal endoscopy.

Endoscopic Research:
To increase federal funding for basic and applied endoscopic research.